Get More Out of Your Day with These Tips

clockDo you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day for you to get what you need done? That’s a pretty common problem, but there are things you can do to not only make your day easier, but help you to manage your time better too. Take back some of your time with these tips!

Do What You Want

You have to have time for yourself during the day, so make time and set aside an hour each day just for you. Not possible you say? Well, start with a smaller amount of time, such as 15 minutes, and work your way up to that hour of self power.

Don’t Feel Pressured to Finish

If you have a looming deadline or a big project that needs to be done, slowly chip away at it instead of trying to complete it all at once. It will feel better mentally to handle it in small chunks rather than all at once. If you don’t feel you work best in that way, then you have to set aside time to finish the task in its entirety.

Just Say No

Believe it or not, this could be one of the hardest things to do. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of being a people pleaser and trying to do what everyone else wants or needs you to. If you can learn to say no, however, then it will make a big difference in how your time is managed. Setting boundaries and limits is important.

Bundle

People who wheel-and-deal often bundle deals – learn from them and try to incorporate it in your life. Any non-urgent business or errands that you have should be saved until you can do them at once, hopefully when it works out the best logistically for you.

Delegate

Again, this one isn’t easy, but your tie is worth something. If it’s worth hiring help to get what you need finished done, then that may be what you need to do. You should delegate tasks like mowing the yard and cleaning the house. This way you aren’t only buying help but time too.

Get the Stuff You Don’t Like Out of the Way

A lot of people tend to save the stuff they hate for the end, but that’s probably not the best option. If you take care of the stuff you don’t like to do upfront, then the rest will be easy!

Do You Have to Do It?

Don’t lose sight of the big picture and get caught up in the tiny details. Make sure that the tasks you are performing will add to the end product and not just make more work for you.

Time goes pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you might just miss something really important. So, make time for yourself to live a little!

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